Ishaq ibn Rahuyah (rahimahullah) marries a woman due to her collection of books

Question

I am looking for a incident of a scholar who married a woman after her husband passed on. She had a good selection of books.

 

Answer

Imams Abu Nu’aym and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this incident.

Ahmad ibn Salamah An Naysaburi (rahimahullah) relates: “Ishaq ibn Rahuyah married a woman in Marw. Her husband had books of Imam Shafi’i and he had passed away. He only married her for [access to] her books…”

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 9 pg. 102-103, Manaqibush Shafi’i, vol. 1 pg. 266. Also see: Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 10 pg. 70)

 

See a brief biography of this great scholar here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar